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One of the definitions of なる (成る) is to be completed (完成する), or to succeed (成功する), and thus carries the implication of "good". Consequently, ならない then means not completed; not successful; "it won't become (good)". As in English, if you say "That won't do", it has the same question: won't do what? But it has been ingrained in your mind to know that "that ...
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